Following the example of Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844), De Laurentiis allegorically depicts the Provinces of the Kingdom of theTwo Sicilies kneeling, as in submission, in the presence of Francis I of Bourbon, and his wife Queen Maria Isabella.
This painting is an important historical testimony of the Maria Cristina bridge built on the Calore River in 1835, and subsequently destroyed by bombs during WWII in 1943.
This painting presents a view of Naples from via Posillipo. The artist immortalizes the Neapolitan landscape from this particular vantage point that became one of the most famous of the 19th century.
Gemito modelled the "Fisherboy" at the precocious age of twenty. Glancing at his catch while crouching, the boy’s wet hair indicates his recent emergence from the water as his net remains afixed around his waist.
De Gregorio lived for three years in Cairo beginning in 1869. Returning to Naples with a large amount of sketches, life studies and photographs, he then employed these materials to create orientalist artworks in his workshop.
Dubois-Drahonet was commissioned by the Bourbon family of Orleans to create nine full-length portraits of their children. The children were born from the marriage of Louis Philippe, future King of France, and Maria Amalia of Bourbon.
Depicting two Romans ravished by the excesses of food and wine, this sculpture caused quite a stir due to its brutal realism of a deliberately unpleasant subject. It alludes to the decadence of the Roman world, parallel to the social claims of the mid-late 19th century.
Curated by James P. Anno